Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Madtown

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 113 minutes

Madtown
Madtown
Madtown
Madtown

WORLD PREMIERE

Denny Briggs isn’t your typical standup comedian. On the run from a very real and very unfunny murder, Denny takes the stage at a hip nightclub in the city and sets himself up to crash and burn. He delivers a ghastly punch line, “The more the audience laughs, the higher the odds are that I’ll die onstage.” The problem is the audience thinks Denny Briggs is hilarious. As they find him more and more engaging, we learn about Denny’s remarkable life story—17 years of driving a forklift (without a driver’s license), a job in a local restaurant specializing in unsavory “sticky buns,” a lifelong obsession with early vinyl comedy albums, and a family history that’s black as midnight and unlikely to stay in the shadows. Filmed in and around Cleveland, Charles Moore’s MADTOWN is an uncharacteristic blend of laughs, tears, and thrills that tests the limits of dark humor. –C.P.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 8:45 PM

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

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Director
Charles Moore

Charles Moore is an actor and filmmaker living in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally from Mentor, Ohio, he has worked in various capacities on a number of major and independent films across Northeast Ohio.

Filmography
MADTOWN (2016)

Producers
Stephen Campanella, Liz DuChez, J. Scott Scheel, Charles Moore

Screenwriting
Charles Moore

Cinematography
John Turk

Editing
Charles Moore

Principal Cast
Milo Ventimiglia, Rachel Melvin, Amanda Aday, John Billingsley, Bonita Friedericy

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